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White Soda Focaccia With Cheese

Of course this is not strictly speaking a focaccia.


  • olive oil

  • 450 g plain flour

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 50 g grated cheddar cheese or parmesan

  • 400 ml buttermilk

  • 75 g cheddar cheese or parmesan

  • 75 g cheddar cheese or parmesan


  • 1.

    Preheat an oven to 230c.

  • 2.

    Brush a swiss roll tin or baking tray generously with olive oil.

  • 3.

    Sieve the plain flour and the bread soda into a big bowl.

  • 4.

    Add the salt, the 50g of grated cheese and mix with your hands.

  • 5.

    Make a well in the centre, pour in most of the buttermilk, and with one hand stiff and your fingers spread out like a claw, start mixing in a full circle once the butter milk has gone in.

  • 6.

    Keep mixing like this until you have a soft dough

  • 7.

    Do not knead it but work it very gently to bring it together.

  • 8.

    Transfer to a floured surface and roll it out to about 35x20cms (14x8inches), and transfer it to the oiled tray.

  • 9.

    Brush the top with some more oil and sprinkle with the 75g(3oz) grated cheese

  • 10.

    Put it in the oven and cook for 18-25 mins, depending on how thick it is.

  • 11.

    Turn the oven down to 200c after 10 mins.

  • 12.

    When cooked, it should feel firm in the centre and be gorgeous and golden brown.

  • 13.

    Transfer it to a wire rack and cool for a couple of mins, then cut it into squares and serve!!

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Posted by Emily132Report
can't wait to try this one, looks yummy!
Posted by Emily132Report
i meant sounds yummy. ha!